Rugby School was founded in 1567 and is one of the most famous schools in England, where the game of rugby was invented in 1823. Each summer, we host our popular residential English courses for children aged 12-17, who come to make friends, experience English life and improve their language skills.
All students have Trinity examination classes in the morning. In the afternoons, you have the option of taking either the Trinity Intensive Course or the Introduction to British Boarding School Life.
Classes are held in the most recent addition to the school – the multi-million pound Collingwood Centre, opened in 2013. It has the very best in educational, sports and dining facilities.
You’ll find state-of-the art classrooms, all equipped with the latest teaching aids. There’s an ICT suite complete with 24 computers. The sports hall offers five-aside football, basketball, badminton, aerobics and dodge ball. The contemporary dining room seats 180.
You’ll also have access to the school’s 25-metre, 6 lane swimming pool; soccer, rugby and rounders pitches; squash courts and all-weather floodlit tennis courts; a Design Centre for art/craft and pottery and a Social Centre for discos, karaoke and social events.
Accommodation is mostly in single rooms, with some twins available. For younger students, there are larger rooms with 3-6 beds. Showers are provided for students on an average ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending on the boarding house.
Meals in the dining room are self-service, with a three-course lunch and dinner menu. Each week, there is an outdoor barbeque on campus.
The school takes its name from the historic market town of Rugby and is based in an area known as the Heart of England. Many historic landmarks are within easy reach. A short coach ride takes you to Stratford-Upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace; to Warwick Castle, the finest medieval castle in the country; or to the famous university town of Oxford.
A 50-minute train trip takes you into central London, where you can go shopping in Oxford Street or Covent Garden, enjoy a river cruise or take in a visit to the London Eye/British Museum.
The attractions visited vary for each course, and may include trips to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, the National Space Centre in Leicester, a college of Oxford University, Warwick Castle, London (including the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum or the British Museum, the London Eye or a Thames River Cruise and shopping in Oxford Street or Covent Garden), Blenheim Palace, the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham and an option of a trip to Bicester Village for bargains in designer brands.
A meeting and transfer service by private coach between London Heathrow airport and Rugby School is available on published course dates for £55 per transfer.
At other times or from other airports an individual taxi service can be provided at an additional charge. Airport meals are not provided.
Students must arrive / depart on published course dates.
Latest check-out from centres on departure days is 14.30.